Cover Crop Benefits and Challenges in Kentucky

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2019: $16,447.00
Projected End Date: 08/31/2021
Grant Recipient: University of Kentucky
Region: Southern
State: Kentucky
Graduate Student:
Major Professor:
Hanna Poffenbarger
University of Kentucky
Description:
A cover crop is a plant species that is grown between cash crops primarily to provide cropping system services rather than to produce a harvestable product. Benefits provided by cover crops include soil health improvement, soil conserva-tion, nutrient release and capture, and weed suppression. However, li ke any management practice, cover crops also have challenges and limitations. This pub-lication is intended to provide an overview of cover crop use in Kentucky and the challenges and benefits of this practice.
Type:
Bulletin
Authors:
Dan Quinn, University of Kentucky
Hanna Poffenbarger, University of Kentucky
Chad Lee, University of Kentucky
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
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Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.